PREIN participates in the Millennium Youth Prize

Professors of Aalto University challenge young innovators to solve four different global issues related to sustainable development. The competition is for innovators who are 19-year old and younger and their aim is to seek feasible solutions to solve the challenges. This year one of the  challenges are provided by Professor Hele Savin, Micro and Nanoelectronics, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering who is also involved in the flagship for Photonics Research and Innovation. Her challenge is How do we harness the potential of light to combat climate change? One of the six finalists, Anette Heinonen has addressed this challenge.

The final of the Millennnium Youth Prize will be held on October 9th. The competition final and award ceremony will be on-line and open to public.

The programme of the event on Friday October 9th at 13:00- 16:30 
13.00    Opening words for the  Millennium Youth Prize -final, Vice-president Ossi Naukkarinen, Aalto University
13.10    Finalists present their solutions and discuss them with the selection panel  
14.30    Break (the panel decided on the winner)  
16.00    Awarding of the prizes 

You can access the event through the Zoom link.

Hele Savin is also a member in the Millenium Youth Prize evaluation panel selecting the finalists and the winner. Criteria for evaluation are the scientific basis, creativity, innovativeness and viability of the proposed solutions. The first prize is 5,000 euros, the second 3,000 euros and the third 2,000 euros.

Read more on the Millenium Youth Prize